The fifth-generation rally icon is powered by a new 2.4-litre turbocharged Subaru boxer engine that is paired with either a 6-speed manual transmission or new automatic transmission.
The engine produces 271hp at 5,600 rpm, a broader torque curve with 350Nm of torque from 2,000-5,200 rpm. The increased displacement, along with a turbocharger equipped with electronically controlled wastegate and air bypass valves, improves responsiveness and acceleration.
Built at Subaru’s Yajima plant in Japan, every WRX is equipped with legendary Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and Active Torque Vectoring.
With available high-definition tablet-style 11.6-inch SUBARU STARLINK Multimedia system and latest generation EyeSight Driver Assist Technology, the 2022 WRX promises greater performance, technology, and safety than ever before.
The car rides on summer performance tyres wrapped around 17- or 18-inch alloy wheels and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.
Also new for 2022, the WRX adds a new top-of-the-line GT trim with a new Continuously Variable Transmission, the Subaru Performance Transmission, as standard. It incorporates adaptive shift control for a much quicker shifting response.
The new WRX GT offers a first-ever for WRX, new electronically controlled dampers that can tailor the dynamic performance to the driver’s preferences with Comfort, Normal, and Sport settings. The Drive Mode Select also offers additional options to configure steering feel, damper settings, SI-Drive settings, and more, with up to 430 different customisation options.
Exclusive to GT, new Recaro seats offer the driver and front passenger increased support for performance driving. The seats are wrapped in black Ultrasuede with contrasting red stitching. The driver’s seat includes 8-way power adjustments.
For the first time, the WRX is built on the Subaru Global Platform, which offers increased safety, improved dynamics, and reductions in noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH).
The new WRX offers an available 11-Speaker Harman Kardon (HK) sound system and a HK 504-watt equivalent amplifier.
Pricing has not been revealed yet but it should be north of the 2021 WRX, which retails at up to US$34,000 (RM141,000) in the US.
It will arrive on US shores in early 2022.